The project “Programa Comunitário para Acesso a Energias Renováveis”, that take place in Guinea-Bissau, has come a long way since its initiation. The project aims to ensure quality, reliable and sustainable access to electricity to the centre of semi-rural Bambadinca using renewable energy sources. The project seeks to improve the living conditions of the local households, the local commerce and the performance of institutions (schools, hospitals and local administration).
The ACP-EU Energy Facility II supports projects aiming to increase access to modern, affordable and sustainable energy services for the rural poor in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries. A second call for proposals under the ACP-EU Energy Facility II, with a budget of EUR 55 million has recently closed. The result is 22 new projects, targeting rural electrification, that have just been contracted.
The project is called "Dotacion de Energia Renovable a Comunidades Rurales de Moca". The overall purpose of the project is to install solar energy systems to reduce the absence and/or instability of electric services in various households, in rural areas of the Espaillat province in the Dominican Republic. The project has improved the quality of life for the residents of 14 poor communities, with a total of about 500 families and 35 community centers, in the Espaillat province.
This project intends to promote the oil tree Jatropha curcas as a renewable and decentralized source of biofuel for cooking and lighting to small-scale farming communities in Malindi and Magarini Districts in Kenya. The oil tree Jatropha curcas is a small tree resistant to a high degree of aridity that allows it to grow in almost any terrain even sandy and saline soils. The seeds contain an average of 34.5% oil that can be processed to produce high quality biofuel.
This Energy Facility II project targets rural households in the Kitgum and Pader Districts in Northern Uganda. The aim is to increase the use of Efficient Stoves among households, and increase tree planting practices and environmental awareness among households and school children. It is not enough to construct the stove or plant a tree without learning how to manage them.